Monday, March 2, 2009

Extendiendo, creciendo

How exciting to discover that folks from all over the globe visit my blog. One of my goals with this blog is to reach out past my immediate world; it’s great to know Reach for More has reached your homes.

Ideally, a blog should have one focus. You may have noticed this one has a few. I started this project with the intent of sharing my poetic attempts and original short stories. Then it occurred to me that it would be a place to exchange ideas with educators, people like me who live a life of swimming against the current while pushing kids ahead. My vision for this blog grew, as I thought I would also touch on issues of bilingualism, multiculturalism, and reflect on what it means to be a Latina, a professional, a working mother, and an optimist, in an environment that shifts between rejection and affirmation.

I will celebrate this blog’s 1st anniversary on March 30th. When I started this project, I was stressed by it, even somewhat obsessed, and thought, “What have I gotten myself in to?” On several occasions I considered abandoning it. I suppose I was overwhelmed with work, or even doubted I had anything important to say. I also suffered long bouts of staring at the screen without typing anything – the infamous “writer’s block.” Once, I almost let it go after someone dear to me asked, “Why do you even do it?”

Luckily, here I am still, enjoying all the directions in which Reach for More has extended. As the author of this blog, I have stretched in many ways. It makes me be and do more.

Thank you for visiting this blog, and don’t forget to leave a comment letting me know you were here. I would love for this blog’s reach to grow even more. Please share it with others, display my link on your page, or subscribe.


John Spencer said...

I've enjoyed your blog and I'm glad you didn't give up. Congrats on your one year blogoversary!

Saii said...

I was here!!

i always always read


Jennifer said...

Happy slightly early anniversary! I think having more than one focus makes a blog more interesting. For me, my blog's focus has changed over time, too, (though I do slip back sometimes) which keeps me on my toes!

Danielle said...

Believe me, your blog not only reaches me, it reaches out to me. I really enjoy your work!!!

TeacherDee said...

I haven't been hear in a while, but now that the school year is getting a little easier, I'll be around a little more. I always did love your blog back when I was reading regularly. You have a way with words. Congratulations on making it a success!